Japan-Samoa Relations

February 10, 2024
Foreign Minister Kamikawa receives an explanation from Pacific Climate Change Centre staff
(Commemorative photo) Foreign Minister Kamikawa and the staff team of the Pacific Climate Change Centre
(Photo) Foreign Minister Kamikawa and Pacific Climate Change Centre staff in front of a panel of support by Japan

On February 10, commencing at 3:50 PM,local time (12:50 p.m. JST) for approximately 30 minutes, Foreign Minister Kamikawa, who was visiting the Independent State of Samoa, made a site visit to the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) and received a briefing on the activities of PCCC.

The PCCC is a center hosted at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), an international organization whose headquarters is located in Samoa. The PCCC serves as the center for human resource development, information gathering, and technology sharing in the field related to climate change in Pacific Island countries and the region. Japan supported the establishment of the PCCC in 2019 and has since been providing support to strengthen its functions through dispatching Japanese experts.

After the briefing, Minister Kamikawa expressed her hope that the PCCC would develop as a hub for the cultivation of human resource in Pacific Island countries and a base for sharing information and technologies for the regional response to climate change.

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